Farmers looking to upgrade to a header designed to cut through tough conditions and allow for higher cutting speeds can check out the MacDon FD2 header. Wayne Krowelski, with MacDon, says the FD2 header is in full production this year after its release in 2021. He says they’ve reengineered several aspects of their past header… Read More

Those looking to move to a larger, high-capacity draper header for the New Holland CR combines have a new option with the FD2 FlexDraper. New Holland combine marketing manager Curtis Hillen says that the flex draper header is the first product from the New Holland and MacDon Industries partnership first announced in late 2021. Hillen,… Read More

When talking soybean harvest losses, all the focus is on the header. But for canola, losses add up at the header and through the combine. Understanding how to manage those losses is a mix of agronomy, mechanical know-how, and patience. To break down the process, this episode of The Agronomists features Mike Staton, soybean expert… Read More

Saskatchewan-based S3 Group has acquired TEMP Farm Equipment Ltd., of Mitchell, Ont. TEMP Farm Equipment is best known for its AWS airbars that introduce airflow into the header of a combine, in an effort to reduce shatter loss, even at higher ground speeds. AWS airbars are sold worldwide with a dealer network throughout North America, Europe, South Africa,… Read More

Both of CNH Industrial’s agriculture brands — Case IH and New Holland — have announced new partnerships with MacDon Industries that will see the Manitoba-based harvesting equipment manufacturer build co-branded draper headers for their respective combines. Case IH says the new line of draper headers for its Axial-Flow combines will be available to order from Case… Read More

MacDon’s new FD 200 series headers boasts plenty of features, but has aluminum components to keep the weight down. The new line-up comes in 30- and 35-foot widths (with optional double knife), and 40-, 45-, and 50-foot widths, says Joel Woods, North American sales manager at MacDon Industries. The 50-foot header is the largest they’ve… Read More

Many farmers will be familiar with Honey Bee Manufacturing’s Airflex header, out since 2014, but the company has made some updates to the header model. Kara Oosterhuis recently caught up with Matt Krupski, sales manager at Honey Bee Manufacturing, at Agri-Trade in Red Deer, Alta. to talk about the updates. Krupski says that the latest… Read More

The future of headers is unlikely to continually stretch wider and wider, so what, then, does the header of 10 years from now offer? That’s just one of the topics of conversation in this LIVE! segment with Jamie Pegg, general manager for Honey Bee Manufacturing. Listen/watch below for a discussion on why the company went… Read More

James Hammerton, who farms with his family at Sweaburg, Ont., is giving double crop soybeans a solid go, with the aid of a stripper header to harvest the preceding wheat. On this episode of the Sharp Edge, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin is joined by Greg Stewart, agronomy lead with Maizex Seeds. Stewart interviews Hammerton about his… Read More

John Deere has recently announced not only the new X Series of combine coming to North America, but also an entirely new header lineup including drapers, corn heads, and a belt pickup. Hot on the tails of the X9 announcement, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin sits down with John Deere’s Harvesting Product Manager Matt Badding to talk… Read More

Kemper is calling its 490 Plus corn header — the largest of the 400 Plus series — the ideal header for high output areas. “Our 490 Plus is the biggest model we have,” says Kemper’s Christian Kersten, adding that it’s a 12-row drum header built for tall corn, especially in irrigation areas. “So if you… Read More

Geringhoff’s new Horizon Star III Razor header offers European farmers better contour following and another method to combat European corn borer. “Our innovation is that we split the corn [header] in two pieces, so we have two independent wings that can go up and down, and therefore we have more controlled contour following,” says Hendrik… Read More

Biso’s new header line-up offers operators a fast transition between crops and a ground-following system that reduces losses, and is excellent for short crop harvesting, laid grain, and matted cereals. 3D Varioflex headers, available in two options — 3D Varioflex•Air and 3D Varioflex•Air•i — use force sensors to measure ground contact pressure, and an automatic… Read More

Draper headers have earned a reputation for moving a smooth, steady flow of crop through the combine feeder house head first. It’s a key factor that helps draper heads increase harvesting rates by more than 25 per cent, says Caleb Schleder, AGCO harvesting tactical marketing manager. “With the new 9300 DynaFlex draper header, farmers get… Read More

A one-stop-shop header for farmers was on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show this year. The Flex-belt draper on the new 1230 Convio Flex by CLAAS was hard to miss as farmers could taking a close look at it along the shows walkway. “It’s a beast out in the field,” says Rick Hubrick, corporate territory manager… Read More


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